Jul 16 2020 02:52 AM
Jul 16 2020 02:52 AM
Need some advises here.
Jul 16 2020 03:04 AM
1. Users have to turn on the new meeting experience to be able to use the large gallery (7x7 videos). In August this will be turned on automatic for all users (might be delayed).
2. You as a participant have to be in a tenant that got these features to be able to use it, so if you have them and are invited to a meeting in a Teams tenant without large gallery view, you call still use large gallery view but the organiser will not be able to use it.
Jul 16 2020 03:13 AMSolution
Aug 06 2020 12:48 PM
@Christopher Hoard Just to confirm that the Together mode is only enabled once you have at least 4 participants. With less than 4 people the Together mode, Large gallery mode and Focus is greyed out
Aug 17 2020 10:15 AM
@Christopher Hoard I am yet to get the large gallery to work. Is it because most people are in and out with the video? Are users required to be on video in order for large gallery to work? I can usually see the together mode, but the large gallery is always greyed out.
Aug 17 2020 11:44 AM
@Melissa Garcia For Together mode you need to be 5 participants in the meeting, you plus 4 others. But all participants don't have to activate video. I've seen pictures of a empty together mode background... :(
For Large Gallery View you have to be 10 participants in the meeting before you will be able to activate it.
Both Together Mode and Large gallery view will be greyed out until you are 5 or 10 participants in the meeting.
Aug 17 2020 11:48 AM
@Linus Cansby There must be something wrong with my setup or there's a bug because I teach a class of 22 students and it doesn't work. Today I was in a team meeting with 18 people and it didn't work. That's why I was asking if it had anything to do with whether or not they had their videos turned on. I thought maybe that might have something to do with it, but if it's strictly based on the number of participants then it's not working correctly.
Aug 17 2020 12:32 PM
@Melissa Garcia I haven't tested for Large gallery view so it could be that 10 or more have activate their video before Large gallery view is available. So it might not be enough with just 10 users and some of them with video, but I have not checked that yet.
Aug 19 2020 08:11 AM
@Melissa Garcia I tested it now and Large gallery view is available when there is 10 or more participants and all of them are not required to activate video, the Large Gallery View option should be available anyway.
Aug 21 2020 06:31 AM
Thank you for monitoring this chat. I work in public education. Today we are having teachers practice ice breakers and class expectations before our students return on Monday. We have 14 people in the meeting, some with video and some not. When we go to large gallery view it is greyed out and says Large Gallery View (preview). Are we sure there is not a bandwidth factor at play here or a minimum number of video users. For example, we routinely have our teachers tell all participants to turn off their video. If ONE person is using the video, does this affect it? Thank you for any guidance you can provide.
Aug 24 2020 01:52 PM
@Christopher Hoard Our school is having a horrible time getting our classes into large gallery view. We tried trouble shooting it today. We did everything we were supposed to do and it still won't work.
Aug 25 2020 12:57 PM
I am having the same issue. Was in a meeting today with 11 or 12 people and tried to switch to Large Gallery, which I had used before just fine. After clicking it, there were still only 9 squares and the video quality diminished. When I clicked back to regular gallery, video quality improved.
Was there a recent update that might have affected Large Gallery?
Aug 25 2020 02:05 PM
Same here. Large Gallery and Together Mode had been working fine for me, but not today. Wonder if it's something behind the scenes they disable when the servers are taxed? The options were both there for me, and I could even check them, but my view never changed. Very odd.
Aug 26 2020 09:59 AM
@Nikki1 We had 4 on today but still had that experience (LG & Together Greyed out). Is it min 4 where everyone has the new meeting experience enabled or should I be able to use it regardless?
Aug 26 2020 10:08 AM
I see your reply was marked as the best answer to the original question in this thread.
There are several of us who have used Large Gallery before and have posted that we are no longer able to select it, especially this week. Wondering if there was a change/update that affected this function. We have the new meeting experience checked. Any feedback would be appreciated.
Aug 26 2020 10:13 AM
You should be able to use LG and Together, regardless of other people's settings.
The new default is 9 windows. Once you have 10 (allegedly), the LG option should become available. I'm one of the people experiencing trouble with it not working this week, when I had been using it before.
Aug 26 2020 10:08 PM
@timmoore72 You have be 5 people in the meeting so you self + 4 others and then you should be able to activate Together Mode. When you are ten people in the meeting you will be able to activate Large Gallery View.
Aug 27 2020 07:51 AM
Sep 08 2020 08:27 AM
I enabled all of that . I had 19 people on my session and i attended another with 43 , still was disabled
Sep 09 2020 12:08 PM
I am also having the same issue. Currently in a meeting with 29 people. Only 6 have video enabled. The large Gallary option is greyed out. @BryanSpex